Short Story - The Lion and His Partners
The goat, the sheep and the cow went into business with the lion. Just as in every company, it was agreed that costs and profits would be divided equally.
It happened that they trapped a deer and held a shareholders meeting in order to apportion it out.
In fact, the lion was most meticulous about dividing the catch into four equal parts. ‘I shall take the first share,’ he said, ‘because it is my right to do so being King of the Forest. I shall also take the second and also the third, because I’m the strongest. Should you lay claim to the rest, then I shall make a meal of you as well!’